Depending on the severity of injuries from an automobile accident, car accident victims may be prescribed replacement services by their doctors. Under Michigan law, automobile insurance companies must pay for reasonable replacement services as they are being performed. They are called replacement services because they replace those services that the injured person used to do for himself or herself or his or her dependents but can no longer do because of injuries sustained in the motor vehicle or motorcycle accident. Oftentimes replacement services are provided in addition to attendant care services.
Replacement services vary depending on the disabilities and injuries from the accident, but usually consist of assistance with some of the following daily activities:
- doing laundry
- mowing the grass
- shoveling snow
- taking out garbage
- grocery shopping
This help around the house is usually provided by a family member, friend, or neighbor. The length of time that an injured person may need replacement services is dependent on the severity of the injuries sustained in the accident.
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